friday finds on holiday.
by victoria comment

8/13/21

friday finds / sfgirlbybay

hello friends! as i mentioned last week i’m feeling in need of a summer break so that’s what i’m going to do starting today. i’ve not taken an extended holiday in years and since i’ve been blogging for over 15 years now, i am trying to take some time to assess what i can bring to you that’s new and worthy of your time and viewership. i feel like blogs, in general, have died off considerably, and instagram is all over the place with its algorithms (and seems to be turning into a video platform, which isn’t really my vibe) so i feel the need to give this new social media trend and my future in it some careful consideration. if there’s something you’d like to see here (or less of!) please do let me know — i’d love to hear from you. in the meantime, i’m also aching to travel but feel a little fearful, like many of us, to go anywhere with covid still not contained to a level where i feel comfortable jumping on a plane and traveling abroad. so this week’s friday finds are a little bit different! as i take leave for my break, i’m going to try to evoke italy and take us on a virtual holiday — the kind of holiday i’ve been craving on the italian riviera (these photo prints by stuart cantor will take you there pronto). so, join me, won’t you? grab an aperol spritz and some appertivos, kick back, and off we go. arrivederci for now and i’ll see you back here after the labor day break.

ciao! xo, victoria

friday finds @lucylaught / sfgirlbybay

friday finds / sfgirlbybay

friday finds / sfgirlbybay

friday finds / sfgirlbybay

clockwise, l to r: divers via vogue living; capri neon sign via assistant xxx; striped lounge chairs from @avidaportuguesa; pizzarie napoletana vintage photo via an american in rome; terrace reading via this is glamorous; campari graphic via italian ways; vintage sohia loren with giant salad servers via cake head loves evil; Marina Piccola Capri by @antromalexander; beach lounge chair by @joewhoward; negroni advertisement via pennarello; capri swimming pool by tezza; lemon fruit cart via jayde archives; graphics by Philippa Vernals.

friday finds / sfgirlbybay

friday finds / sfgirlbybay

friday finds @lucylaught / sfgirlbybay

friday finds / sfgirlbybay

friday finds / sfgirlbybay

clockwise, l to r: holiday magazine cover via @sportyandrich; Pastelería Imperfecta by Magali Polverino; Vintage Oranges Art Print from red bubble; red & white platter from behomm shop; retro italian gelato poster from zazzle; Straw bag with lemons Italy from italian summers; red beach chairs by @amonntero; swimming pool via tiny atlas quarterly; archway in puglia via petite suitcase; blue & white beach umbrella by debra dustjacket; wine bottle via amuse society.

friday finds / sfgirlbybay

friday finds / sfgirlbybay

friday finds / sfgirlbybay

• all other photography credits in order of appearance: bathers on deck via an american in rome; vintage amalfi coast print from pimlico prints; leaning tower of pisa via an american in rome; sicily by @lucylaught; beach umbrellas photo print by stuart cantor; boat in capri via by tezza; beach umbrellas via d dream creation; orange sodas via carrie; italian riviera by @lucylaught; grocery cart by wander pip.; clothesline @goingmattos; coastal beach by wander pip; convertible via gratitude.

wear this there: villon at the proper.
by victoria comment

8/12/21

wear this there: villon at the proper hotel san francisco / sfgirlbybay

this week we’re heading to my beloved san francisco by the bay. specifically, we’re hopping on a market street trolly and heading to villon restaurant and lounge at the proper hotel with interiors beautifully designed by Kelly Wearstler. villon may be inspired by the french painter Jacques Villon, and yet it is pronounced “villain” — a fun and intriguing twist for a cocktail lounge. picture a very sophisticated living room type lounge where you can drop in for an elegant breakfast, brunch, a casually stylish pre-theatre dinner or tuck into a nightcap with their deep dive of French brandy. we’re going to create some pattern play with our outfit (much like kelly’s interiors) with a chic la double j print top, a rather mod headscarf, fringe-edged poncho, and flared black pants paired with some sleek sandals — and don’t forget some statement-making baubles!  should you find yourself solo for brunch, i suggest reading The Last Thing He Told Me by Laura Dave — when hannah hall’s husband owen mysteriously disappears leaving her behind with his sixteen-year daughter who wants absolutely nothing to do with her new stepmother, the FBI then arrests Owen’s boss; as a US Marshal and FBI agents arrive at her Sausalito home unannounced, Hannah quickly realizes her husband isn’t who he said he was. And that her stepdaughter may just hold the key to figuring out her father’s true identity—and why he really disappeared.

wear this there: villon at the proper hotel san francisco / sfgirlbybay

wear this there: villon at the proper hotel san francisco / sfgirlbybay

wear this there: La Double J Rapunzel Top; rag & bone Classic Cashmere Poncho; MANGO BLACK FLARED TROUSERS; Schutz Galle Sandals; tory burch OXANNE STATEMENT RING; Mansur Gavriel Wave Clutch; Mansur Gavriel Compact Zip Wallet in lago; Sundays Soy Polish Remover; read this there The Last Thing He Told Me by Laura Dave; j. hannah blue nudes nail polish; Brinker & Eliza Sunshine & Lemonade Necklace; Elizabeth Cole Rhiannon Earrings; Le Specs Glo Getter Sunglasses; anthropologie Retro Scarf Headband.

wear this there: villon at the proper hotel san francisco / sfgirlbybay

wear this there: villon at the proper hotel san francisco / sfgirlbybay

dining banquette inside villon restaurant. / sfgirlbybay

villon restaurant inside proper hotel. / sfgirlbybay

inspiring interior of villon restaurant in SF. / sfgirlbybay

exterior of proper hotel in SF. / sfgirlbybay

exterior of the proper hotel in SF. / sfgirlbybay

wear this there: villon at the proper hotel san francisco / sfgirlbybay

the bar inside villon restaurant in SF. / sfgirlbybay

the bar inside villon restaurant at proper hotel. / sfgirlbybay